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[中][ENG]人間晚晴何處有 懷民雲門此中尋


1. 林懷民攝於淡水雲門劇場日光平台上。

Lin Hwai-Min at the Sunbeam Platform.

攝影Photo Credit: 劉振祥 Liu Chen-hsiang

沿著淡水河畔步道邊走邊談,林懷民很明確地說出他現時的心境﹕「爭取盡快退休,應是我目前最大心願。這並不存在接班人的問題,基本上來說雲門從前年12月29日在八里那邊將所有東西裝好,再運到淡水這邊新的雲門劇場,到去年1月4日,大家正式在辦公桌上放上名牌工作,到今天剛好是一年。當時除了第一個月有點亂,很快一切都已踏入軌道,我們的團隊真的很利害,我今年已六十九歲,中國人的算法甚至可說已是七十歲了,體能健康狀況,自己是知道的,應放手讓他們來做了。當然我是明白的,我能早一點退,還可用顧問的身份,發揮一些作用,越遲退能發揮的作用便越少了。」

Walking along the Tamsui River in Tamsui district in New Taiwan City with Lin Hwai-min, the founder of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Lin comments “My wish is to retire now. It is not a matter of finding the perfect successor. Our team is really brilliant, a year has passed since the move from Bali to Tasmsui, where the Cloud Gate Theater was completed on 29 December 2014 and everyone officially started to work on 4 January 2015. Apart from chaos in the first month, everything ever since has run smoothly. I’m sixty-nine years old now, but according to the ancient Chinese calendar, it could be said that I'm seventy years old this year. I’m fully aware of my physical capacity. It is about time for me to let go and allow others to take over. Indeed, I wish this day would come sooner rather than later - even after I retire, I can continue to work as a consultant for the company - but the later I step down the less I can do.”

退休洗碗和搞舞目的

Cleaning and Dancing

退休後最想做的事情是甚麼呢?

作為雲門舞集的創辦人、靈魂人物,現時的藝術總監林懷民這樣說﹕「說真的,我最希望是能留在家裏洗碗呀!那是我三十五歲那年才領悟到的事;因為洗碗是我一個人便能完成的事,而且是馬上便以看得出來,我是擦得乾乾淨淨的,是能夠做到最好的;再有空的時候,我就希望能夠擦地板,也是我一個人便可以將地板擦得乾乾淨淨,做得最好。那和搞舞蹈會很不一樣,舞蹈我一個人做不來,也難做得最好。」

但大家都知道「林懷民」這個名字,幾乎便是「台灣舞蹈」的代名詞,搞舞蹈應是他人生中最重要的事情啊!剛於去年落成啟用的雲門劇場,更應是他現時最關心,甚至是退休後仍不易放下的事呀!

林懷民望著淡水河對岸在黃昏後漸漸出現的點點暗淡燈光,那曾是雲門舞集的家所在的八里,語調平靜且平緩地說﹕「對!雲門劇場的落成,應是我舞蹈生涯中的一個成果,但和我從事舞蹈藝術一樣,那祇是一個手段,來作為與社會溝通的橋樑,我祇是橋樑的一口螺絲釘。如果舞蹈的目的祇是藝術的追求,那麼,我很早便答應去歐洲做藝術總監,歐洲的社會很明顯地更適合我去追求舞蹈的藝術,歐洲的土壤確是很不一樣,但那並非我的目的啊!我去了歐洲或許在舞蹈的藝術上會很有成果,但離開了我生長的土壤,便完全達不到我的目的了!」

What does Lin Hwai-min want to do most in retirement?

The founder and Artistic Director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, as well as the soul of the Company, Lin Hwai-min comments, “To be honest, I’d like to stay home and wash dishes! Something I realized when I was thirty-five is that dishwashing is a solitary activity where you can see the results of your hard work immediately, and if that doesn’t take up all my time, I’ll mop the floor as well. Like washing dishes, polishing the floor to tip-top shape can be done alone, single-handedly. It’s different from making a dance work, which I cannot do alone – in dance it’s hard to achieve the best results alone.”

No one can deny that the name – ‘Lin Hwai-min’ could be a synonym for ‘Dance in Taiwan’. Hence, making dance must be the most important thing in Lin’s life! His utmost concern nowadays and perhaps even after his retirement, one can imagine, must be the newly inaugurated Cloud Gate Theater.

Lin gazes a